Asia: Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

By Casey Baseel, Sora News 24; February 8, 2020 There are a couple of major reasons Japan’s chikan (train groper)…

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Asia: JR East’s luxury trains get even more glamorous with new menus

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; May 28, 2019 East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) has revamped menus…

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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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Japan: JR East to fit cameras in all trains after knife attack horror

By AYATERU HOSOZAWA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; July 4, 2018 Security cameras will be installed in East Japan Railway…

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Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

From Global Rail News; December 8, 2017 After 10 years of running the West Midlands franchise, London Midland will step…

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Japan Just Made a Passenger Train Specifically for Bike Commuters

By Matt Bevilacqua, Bicycling; December 7, 2017 Multimodal bike commuters—those cyclists who make part of their regular trips on public…

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